DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2013    Duedate: 06/21/2013

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-667

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VEAL MARSALA
VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
(42-4724) [8-4-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VEAL MARSALA                   POSITION IS EMPTY
VENETIAN CINQUE (416)          
(42-4724) [8-4-0,87]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JURGENHALEN                    SUICIDE KING
DELVERS (154)                  DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
(42-4654) [12-28-0,66]         (42-4771) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               35
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        16      VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
3. VENETIAN CINQUE (416)       15      Unchartered Team
4. I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)      0
5. DEALER'S CHOICE (259)      -12      R.A.G.E. WAR (344)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)     27  17  2 61.4   1/ 2 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)     8  7 1
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     950 608 39 61.0   2/ 1 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 3/ 3 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)     68  57  6 54.4   3/ 3 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)     3  4 1
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            845 %1086 20 43.8   4/ 4 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      2  1 0
 5- 5 I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)   73 105  9 41.0   5- 5 I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)   0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 728): COLOSSEUM HALLS of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 611): POLISH CAVALRY of MISNOMERS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 733): MIKE COLALILLO of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 705): EDDIE VEDER of PEARL JAM (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 729): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 724): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 733): HARRY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 717): VENUS of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 719): CRUSHING BRATZ of NEXT GENERATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 718): DONEGAL of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 684): ETHER of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 673): ZANTOS of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): BETTINA CHIM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 666): NO LIMIT HOLD-EM of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 617): HELPER of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 562): CARLESS BEAR of DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 610): ELAYRON of BLOOD + ORANGES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 728): CARNIVAL FREAKS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 611): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 733): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 705): PEARL JAM (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 729): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 724): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 733): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 717): THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 719): NEXT GENERATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 718): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 684): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 673): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 666): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 617): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 562): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 610) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 733): MIKE COLALILLO of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 705): EDDIE VEDER of PEARL JAM (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 717): EL PRESIDENTE of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 718): STOUT of BREAKERS (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 666): NO LIMIT HOLD-EM of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
               (turn 665): ISENGALEN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 561): HARBERT KREIGH of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 262): CANCELLED APPT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Epee, moderate, low, I can live with that.
     But can Veal Chop?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DELVERS was unseated this 
week as DEALER'S CHOICE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 2-3-0 
record for the round.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster NO LIMIT 
HOLD-EM Bloodfeuded VEAL CHOP last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  
Not for nothing has NO LIMIT HOLD-EM in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in RODEKI seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In RODEKI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is COLOR ME SUAVE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding COLOR ME SUAVE.  Indeed it was VENETIAN CINQUE. 
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CRAZY PINEAPPLE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in RODEKI.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of CRAZY PINEAPPLE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 10 points below in the rankings.  I thought CRAZY PINEAPPLE showed great skill 
and promise when it was overcame by KARMIC KUDZU.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My hearty congratulations NO LIMIT 
HOLD-EM, for thy revenge upon VEAL CHOP, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he 
will know better, eh?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with 
fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEAL MARSALA 4724             8   4  0    87       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPORK! 4580                  17   6  0   100       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMIC KUDZU 4718            12   7  0    83       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 NO PAIR 2803                 10  15  1    78       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JURGENHALEN 4654             12  28  0    66       DELVERS (154)
 VEAL CHOP 4760                3   1  1    66       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
 CRAZY PINEAPPLE 3011          8   8  0    63       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHY DO YOU ASK ME 4556       12  24  2    62       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH GEORGE 4765            4   0  0    35       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHULBADD 4756                 4   3  0    26       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE EYED JACK 4772            1   0  0    11       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 ROCKSNAIL 4773                1   0  0     6       DELVERS (154)
 SUICIDE KING 4771             0   1  0     1       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 ANVIL 4774                    0   1  0     1       DELVERS (154)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DUECES WILD 3063        7  4 1 DEALER'S CHOICE 259  VEAL CHOP 4760        665  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dealer -- Welcome back to DM.  It has been a long time!  I recall my early days in
Primus where Dr. Lungpuncture was quite the obstacle for Vengeance.  Many things have
changed, but some for the better.  I suggest you check out the DM chat room.  Lots of
guys online every day ready to talk DM: <A
href="http://us14.chatzy.com/42003746228981">http://us14.chatzy.com/42003746228981</A
>. -- the Dark One

     That web address is too long to fit on a single line, and was cut to prevent it
     shooting off the edge of the column.  Try not to do that again, okay?

<newsflash>

The Rodeki typist has been found strangled.
The weapon used was her typewriter ribbon.
It has been ruled a justifiable homicide.
The typewriter will not be charged. 

               Brought to you by,

                   The Dealer's news network

       -- What's a typewriter? --

Jurgenhalen -- Really, again. -- Crazy Pineapple

Delvers -- Scum?  If you haven't noticed, I don't run scum. -- The Dealer

     Am I to take this signature as a declaration of manager name?  You aren't in the
     database I have, but I can add you. -- the Editor

Our congratulations to No Limit Hold-Em. -- Harby and the Delvers

Veal Marsala -- Very tasty.  A fine going-away meal. -- Isengalen

Crazy Pineapple -- Is this a pizza topping? -- Jurgenhalen

Damn. -- Ghost of Ingrette

I... I LOST to a Mordant Deserter?  That's definitely embarrassing. -- Khulbadd

Better this time.  The Commission has stopped calling me a dwarf. -- Joseph George

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO LIMIT HOLD-EM bested VEAL CHOP in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
CRAZY PINEAPPLE was vanquished by KARMIC KUDZU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VEAL MARSALA luckily beat NO PAIR in a 2 minute gruesome Title fight.
JURGENHALEN was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
JOSEPH GEORGE subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
KHULBADD vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SUICIDE KING was luckily beaten by ROCKSNAIL in a popular 3 minute amateur's brawl.
ONE EYED JACK handily defeated ANVIL in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  12 -  0      25  |

Turn 667 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VEAL MARSALA 4724           8   4  0   87 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
BASHING ATTACK   KARMIC KUDZU 4718          12   7  0   83 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  VEAL CHOP 4760              3   1  1   66 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JURGENHALEN 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUICIDE KING 4771.  The ten other most popular fighters were JURGENHALEN 
4654, NO PAIR 2803, VEAL MARSALA 4724, ROCKSNAIL 4773, ONE EYED JACK 4772, ANVIL 
4774, VEAL CHOP 4760, KARMIC KUDZU 4718, JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, and KHULBADD 4756.

The least popular fighter this week was CRAZY PINEAPPLE 3011.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KHULBADD 4756, JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, KARMIC KUDZU 4718, VEAL CHOP 
4760, ANVIL 4774, ONE EYED JACK 4772, ROCKSNAIL 4773, VEAL MARSALA 4724, NO PAIR 
2803, and JURGENHALEN 4654.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NO LIMIT HOLD-EM (42-2887) DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

            R BAGGIO (17-4867) ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407) 
           BEAST CRAG (50-3222) PHILANTHROPISTS (353) 
        LAR'EH WALKER (60-5825) INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348) 
           ZEBRA (82-31553) MY FAVORITE ANIMAL (5199) 
        JOHN MCKINNEY (82-48893) MEDAL OF HONOR D2 (8226) 
          SEBASTIAN (82-15919) THE INQUISITION V (2401)
          GRAVE ROBBER (84-5984) DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes